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An Award Winning Family Diner and BBQ, serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a week and Award Winning All-U-Can-Eat Brunch Buffet on Weekends.
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Diner, Canadian
FEATURES
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

St. Dave's diner is a jewel of City of Kawartha Lakes. Owner and staff are extremely friendly and ensuring that protocols are followed to the letter. This ensures your safety as well as their staff. As always food is terrific. We are glad to see...they have reopened with the orange zone restrictions. Now all we need is the word to get out so more customers will return.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered a clubhouse for my lunch. It was ready in the 10 minutes it took me to get there for pickup. Excellent sandwich!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed December 11, 2020

First time here. Clubhouse Sandwich was OK but could use some more chicken. The chicken itself was very good! Fries were OK The liver portion was small and the pierogi side was the deep-fried frozen product. Worst of all everything was served warm not hot!...The decor was very much in need of a major update! I know its covid time but the remodel should have been done years ago! Not sure if I will returnMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 23, 2020 via mobile

So happy that our search for a place to stop for lunch after a weekend in Haliburton pointed us here. We called to place our orders when we were about 30 minutes away and after Dave's initial confusion on why only 3 people appeared for...an order for 5, we were seated right away. LOL. Covid precautions: everyone wore masks so long as they were not eating. We really commend the distance between tables. It was way more than 6 feet away, we felt very safe. Food: we all enjoyed our orders from the Big Bob to the Benedict Arnold. We were provided a glass of ice with our bottled waters. We would have ordered some baked goods but were too full. Atmosphere: so friendly and welcoming! Dave even gave us bookmarks as first timers. This will now be mandated stop everytime we go to the Kawartha Lakes area.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed July 18, 2020

Great place for early breakfast and lunch. Quick service, lots of coffee and reasonably priced. Some days a little greasy, but over all not to bad. Friendly staff.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020

Delicious lunch served by friendly staff in a diner style restaurant. Very good value. But- Please don’t automatically serve drinking water with a plastic straw.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

what a place to eat nice friendly staff in the summer it is right beside our trailer so we go every weekend for breakfast they even have seniors menues, you will not leave hungray

Date of visit: December 2019
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SuperShopper62, General Manager at Saint Dave's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2020

Thanks so much for your awesome review!

Reviewed January 5, 2020

During a recent trip into the area my family of 5 had dinner here, 3 of the 5 diners left feeling the meal had been ok but overall this was a disappointment. I do not know when or by who this place received some form...of award, but nothing we experienced would justify it. To be fair, the servings are large and the fries were excellent but that would be where it ended. My beef brisket sandwich was horrid. The menu suggests it was smoked but didn't say when. If the brisket had been any drier and chewier it would have been beef jerky and the bun it was served on was so dry it was on its way to being melba toast. The service was ok, nothing stand out, as mentioned the serving size was pretty good as was the price point but the food was terribly average and lower. Too much competition in the food and beverage industry for the dollar and I know I wouldn't plan a return or recommend this to anyone.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019

Five of us went for breakfast last Sunday. Things were very disorganized. Instead of putting together a table for 4 and a table 2 (which were available) to accommodate us, they seated people in smaller groups that arrived after us. They did warn us that...the kitchen was 30 mins behind, however, we waited for more than an hour because the server was taking orders of other diners that were seated after us. We had our menus closed, and had to get her attention to take our order. The coffee was burnt and the food was just OK after the long wait. We won't go back.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 14, 2019 via mobile

Busy, big helpings, great food, changed locations and that seems to have led to an evening meal, I always went for breakfast in the past. One of the two places I will go for breakfast as I consider it to be that good.

Date of visit: November 2019
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arowsell
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We serve everything on the menu all day long.
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